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EUROPE | PHEV CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European PHEV Electric sales Jan May 2016 AID NewsletterIn Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars

Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in Western Europe continue to rise as both environment- and value-conscious consumers, thanks principally to the lure of tempting plug-in grants in some markets such as the UK, are now opting in growing numbers for the flexibility of today’s PHEVs

The latest AID survey shows that 5-months sales of PHEVs rose 43 per cent, thus accounting for a much-improved 0.7 per cent of the total West European car market at this year’s 5-months stage. As barometers of sentiment go, to date PHEVs already outsell pure electric cars, a trend fuelled by the governments’ intended switch to renewable automotive fuels. Nowhere else is this more visible than in the sudden transformation of Norway’s closely monitored car market

  | PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?
 
| Last year the Netherlands stood out as Europe’s towering PHEV capital

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
West European Electric Car sales May YTD Europe’s electric car market fails to build up steam

May’s electric car sales down 0.7 per cent, lower sales in half of West Europe’s electric car markets – dragged down by sudden cooling demand in Norway

For the emerging electric car industry, doing business in Europe has been anything but a joy ride. Last month, Europe’s car buyers not only bought far fewer electric cars than expected, but to the dismay of an outwardly upbeat electric car industry, May sales of pure electric cars in Western Europe fell in ten of the sixteen markets monitored by AID every month.

  | Europe’s April electric car charge drops to near zero  
 
| Tesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year

 

 


 

IN THE CURRENT EDITION

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | LCV VAN MARKET     
West European LCV Van registrationsVans bounce-back, more growth on the cards

Companies are buying trucks and vans at the highest rate for nearly a decade - providing yet more proof that for much of Western Europe the economy has not only escaped the icy grip of recession, but is about to return to a near normal state of health.

  | Europe’s heavy truck market on fire  
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff
 

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterFiat, in Brazil, produced an ace from its sleeve

"Brazil’s car market, after decades of next to no change, has also undergone a profound sea change. Almost overnight, it seems, the changes ended a cosy carmaking oligopoly in Latin America’s biggest market. Volkswagen and Fiat, effectively calling the shots there for decades, while making the most of their Brazilian cash cow, appear to have been caught on the hop. Like a rabbit mesmerised by the headlights of a speeding car, both Volkswagen and Fiat appear to have been taken by surprise
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
| Editorial | SUV Love – Drives world’s auto sales
  | Editorial | Europe still bathed in wall to wall sunshine

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE     
West European May passenger car salesEurope’s car sales motor, far from stuttering, is still purring

After growing for 32 successive months in a row, May’s new car sales topped last year’s comparative level by 14.7 per cent, according to ACEA data of last month’s sales. That’s the fastest rate of growth this year and follows markedly slower gains of 5.2 and 8.4 per cent this March and April. May’s strong turnout, buoyed notably by at least one extra working day in a number of markets, brings the year-on-year advance in the five months to May to 9.2 per cent 

  | Editorial | Europe still bathed in wall to wall sunshine  
 
| Global car sales back on track

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2016 v May 2015
|  By country 5-months 2016 v 5-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2016 v May 2015
|  By manufacturer 5-months 2016 v 5-months 2015
| EUROPE  
LCV SALES  
  |  By country April 2016 v April 2015
|  By country 4-months 2016 v 4-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2016 v May 2015
|  By manufacturer 5-months 2016 v 5-months 2015
| BRAZIL  
CAR SALES  
  |  By manufacturer April 2016 v April 2015
|  By manufacturer 4-months 2016 v 4-months 2015
| BRAZIL  
CAR SALES  
  |  By top selling models April 2016 v April 2015
|  By top selling models 4-months 2016 v 4-months 2015
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EUROPE 
IN-DEPTH REPORT | SUZUKI
|  In depth look into Suzuki's West European sales

 

 

 

IN THE PREVIOUS EDITION

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | 4x4 SEGMENT AID EXCLUSIVE     
Europe 4x4 AWD sales share history AID NewsletterWest Europe’s sales share of 4WD cars climbs to highest-ever 13.1 per cent

More than a dozen years of near uninterrupted expansion culminated during the opening three months of this year when the combined sales share of 4WD equipped cars and SUV-Crossovers edged up to a record 13.1 per cent, with record sales shares posted in more than half of West Europe’s recovering car markets 

  | It’s the big SUV comeback  
 
| Fast rising Crossover tide lifts even the leakiest boats

 


 

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GERMANY    
VW German monthly market share 2016 AID NewsletterVolkswagen’s home share tumbles to 7-year low

Whichever way latest German car sales statistics are analysed, the continuing media firestorm sparked by the dieselgate affair appears to have had a pronounced negative impact on Volkswagen’s domestic sales. Foreseeably, it now looks as if notable numbers of Germany’s diesel car buyers are now giving Volkswagen’s badly tainted diesels a miss. Four months into this year, with Germany’s diesel car sales rising 3.2 per cent, Volkswagen own diesel car sales lurched into reverse; down by a steep 8 per cent 

  | Volkswagen car brand takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin  
 
| Volkswagen, for 2nd month running, takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS    
West European truck sales Jan-Apr 2016 plus history AID NewsletterEurope’s heavy truck market on fire

Europe's heavy truck market has grown considerably faster than forecast just 4-months ago. Despite an ominous slight slowing in the UK’s April growth rate, West Europe’s overall heavy truck sales performance this April and in the first four months of the year remained positively robust, pointing to the prospect of brighter skies on the horizon 

  | Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff  
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market is on the mend

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Electric car sales Europe April 2016 AID NewsletterEurope’s April electric car charge drops to near zero

April electric car sales in Europe grow at slowest rate for 18-months, but imminent start of German E-Car subsidies offers glimmer of hope. AID’s exclusively compiled figures reveal that sales of electric cars - excluding PHEVs - in Western Europe in April rose 9.9 per cent to 7,300 units compared with 6,644 during the same month last year. 

  | Is Norway’s love-affair with the electric car over?  
 
| March electric car sales in Western Europe reach highest total for any month on record

 


 

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